Riverboat grounds on sandbar in Texas' Lake Conroe

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(CONROE, Texas) — A riverboat on a dinner cruise ran aground Saturday night in Lake Conroe, KHOU.com reported. Authorities said Southern Empress was carrying more than 100 passengers and 10 crewmembers when it struck a sandbar off Bird Island. No injuries were reported, but investigators said it could take days to refloat the vessel.

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By Professional Mariner Staff